Resourceaholic: 5 Maths Gems #160

Welcome to my 160th gems post. This is in which I share some of the hottest news, thoughts and means for maths teachers.

1. Algebra Heat-Ups
@geoffkrall shared a year’s value of algebra heat-ups. These are created to healthy with the US curriculum wherever learners examine maths in discrete chunks, which is quite unique to the technique we just take in the United kingdom. In the US, college students analyze a training course in Algebra, then Geometry, then Algebra 2. Geoff points out in his site submit that he made this set of heat ups to enable pupils hold their algebra expertise fresh during their geometry training course. Thank you Geoff!

I have set up a new website page for Certificate of Further more Maths sources below. This is joined from the major menu at the top of my website for easy obtain.

3. New Methods from Dr Austin

Prolific resource maker @draustinmaths has shared masses of superb new responsibilities on her site. This features duties on reverse percentages, constructions, established notation, quartiles, cumulative frequency, pie charts, bar charts and vectors.

4. Destructive Amount Hook

Julia’s most new addition is this fantastic online video about the depth of the ocean from MetaBallStudios. This may well work effectively in a lesson on adverse quantities.

5. Percentages

Thank you to @nathanday314 for sharing some excellent percentages means. Check out this thread for extra like this, and hyperlinks to the responsibilities that inspired these assets. 

Back again to School 

These webpages are often well-known in August and September:

  • My Year 7 Maths Activities post which options tips for initially classes with 12 months 7
  • My Displays web site which has loads of superb maths displays for corridors and school rooms


I have created a new site listing maths education conferences in 2022/23. You will find not much on it however, so be sure to permit me know of any impending conferences that I can incorporate.

Did you see that Rob Eastaway has teamed up with Shakespeare improviser Rebecca MacMillan to run a sequence of talks for Essential Stage 4 students in Birmingham in November? Much Ado About Quantities – Maths & Shakespeare offers a unique chance for a joint vacation for Maths, English and Record departments. I wager it will be good.

I formally complete my Assistant Principal job and turn out to be Head of Maths on 1st September. I spent the to start with 7 days of the holidays receiving stuck into Head of Maths things, which I carefully enjoyed. I designed a variety of curriculum variations, rewrote our strategies of operate, made assessments, planned first classes, that sort of factor… I’ve also expended some time organizing lessons for Certificate of Further more Maths which I am going to be educating for the initially time from September. I have a class of 32 exceptional Yr 11 mathematicians raring to go. Soon after having a four calendar year crack from training A stage to set up a new school, it is charming to have calculus back in my lifetime. And trig identities! As a lot as I’ve liked concentrating on Key Stages 3 and 4 for the previous number of many years, these matters are my satisfied position.

I am off on holiday break with my relatives for two months tomorrow – we are heading to a cottage in Cornwall. I won’t be able to hold out. When I get back again, I’m seeking forward to a few of chilled weeks at the finish of August, together with catching up with maths academics at Dr Frost’s triannual drinks.

I’ll depart you with this photo tweeted by @p_millerd. I know a lot of people who’ll relate to this!

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